“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Infrastructure before fertilizer subsidies: Agriculture Minister

Mustaqim Adamrah, The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Fri, 10/16/2009 8:29 PM

Agriculture Minister Anton Apriyantono says the next government should prioritize development of “off-farm” facilities (mainly infrastructure) instead of “on-farm” facilities, such as fertilizer subsidies.

“We still see subsidies much larger than the program itself. Why don’t we reallocate some of the budget [in the Agriculture Ministry] for infrastructure development rather than for fertilizer subsidies that are short-lived,” Anton said Friday after President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s Indonesia United Cabinet farewell ceremony.

However, he could not specify the amount of investment required for infrastructure projects in agriculture.

A number of foreign investors, mainly from the Middle East, were reluctant to open business in eastern Indonesia because of the lack of proper infrastructure, as well as the availability of idle land, Anton said. These were “the biggest problems [in investment] in agriculture,” he said.

Among Middle Eastern investors interested in operating in Indonesia was the Saudi Arabia-based Binladin Group.

The group was expected to set up an operation on 500,000 hectares of land across Indonesia, with an expected investment of Rp 39 trillion, which would be spent within the course 15 years.

Besides Papua, the government has also offered land in Kendari, Central Sulawesi and in Lampung for the Binladin project.

Middle Eastern companies have been aggressively investing in agricultural businesses around the globe to help them secure future food supplies, since their own climatic conditions and geographic location are considered unfavorable for the production of adequate agricultural produce.

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